bactericidal

adjective bac·te·ri·cid·al \ bak-ˌtir-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl \
variants: or less commonly bacteriocidal play \bak-ˌtir-ē-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl\

Definition of bactericidal

: destroying bacteria

bactericide

play \bak-ˈtir-ə-ˌsīd\ or less commonly bacteriocide play \bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌsīd\ noun

First Known Use of bactericidal

1877

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bactericidal

adjective bac·te·ri·cid·al \ bak-ˌtir-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl \
variants: also bacteriocidal play \-ˌtir-ē-ə-ˈsīd-\

medical Definition of bactericidal

: destroying bacteria

bactericidally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb

bactericide

play \-ˈtir-ə-ˌsīd\ noun

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